Chapter

the Body Map

Elly Teman

in Birthing a Mother

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780520259638
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945852 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520259638.003.0003
the Body Map

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This chapter focuses on the lines of demarcation—the body map—that surrogates inscribe on their bodies to define whose kin, motherhood, and nature are being cultivated during surrogacy. Surrogates engage in cognitive and bodily distancing practices that help them maintain these separations.

Keywords: surrogates; bodies; kin; motherhood; nature; surrogacy

Chapter.  8250 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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